Each city boasts of its own inimitable character and the character of Calcutta to me is its sprightliness. It is this celebration of the energy which pervades the entire series. An indomitable spirit, courage in the face of seemingly insurmountable difficulties that epitomizes Calcutta life rears its head through every cranny it finds. The teeming millions on Calcutta streets continue to live their life unfazed by poverty. The joy of simply having a life and living it continues; and this, no recession or limitation of resources can wipe out. Conditions which seem unlivable to others are a joyride for us, we manage not to just continue but continue with all splendor and elegance, color and diversity, celebration and warmth. We know how to live life even when life has no riches to offer us. A 4 ft by 4 ft space is all what we need, whether to set up a self-employed business of a small tea stall or a home, or a bed to sleep. And thank heavens, that space is still available in plenty in our big city.
Series by Indian Photographer Debasish Aich living in the US (Hits: 20072)
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